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PlayStation Europe

PlayStation Europe's buy one, get one free sale isn't as good as it looks


BOGOF? More like bog off...
Dec 12
// Joe Parlock
You may have noticed that Sony is currently running a buy one, get one free sale on the European PlayStation Store. At first glance it looks pretty sweet, with some fairly recent releases included in the deal. Unfortunately, ...
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Bravely Second

Bravely Second is heading to Europe in February


With some extras
Dec 10
// Chris Carter
Bravely Second has already been out in Japan for nearly eight months, but the localization isn't due until 2016. Now we have word that Europe will be getting it first, with a February 26 release date. The North American date ...
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PS2 Rereleases

The PS4's emulated PS2 games run worse in Europe


25 FPS frame blended up to 30 = problems
Dec 09
// Joe Parlock
If you’re in Europe and have been tempted to pick up some of the PS2 games recently rereleased for the PS4, such as Dark Cloud and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, you might want to think again. Eurog...
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amiibo

The Shovel Knight amiibo is coming to Europe almost a month before North America


December 11 for EU, January 8 for NA
Dec 04
// Joe Parlock
Jeez, we haven’t had any amiibo-related news for at least uh... five minutes now? These minutes have been dark, grim, and uncertain times, but fear not my friends! Shovel Knight, of Shovel Knight fame, is here to save ...
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12 Deals of Christmas

Metal Gear Solid V is half off on the EU PlayStation Store


Just like Snake's arm
Dec 01
// Steven Hansen
Putting the US PlayStation Phantom Pain price of $45 (25%) to shame, the European PlayStation Blog just kicked off its 12 Deals of Christmas and day one of deals is half off Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on either PS3 ...
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Katamari

Bandai Namco is cooking up Tap My Katamari


Trademark and domain found
Nov 30
// Jordan Devore
Katamari Damacy has such a strong hook and delightfully offbeat vibe, it's hard to imagine I'll ever grow tired of the series. It's been a few years, now. We're due for another installment. If a recent trademark and domain ar...
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Nintendo

Story of Seasons hits EU, AUS, NZ in January


Finally!
Nov 21
// Kyle MacGregor
Story of Seasons, the farming simulation formerly known as Harvest Moon, is sprouting in Europe on January 8 and across Australia and New Zealand the following day, Nintendo just announced. For more on the game please check out our review and recent interview with XSEED's Ken Berry.
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Mega Man Legacy

Mega Man Legacy Collection won't be released physically in Europe


As such, no Gold Mega Man amiibo
Nov 19
// Chris Carter
[Update: Capcom has clarified that the €14.99 price is not discounted, and will be "the same for all digital version across both North America and Europe, including the upcoming 3DS release." Well, this is a bummer ...
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Zombi

Huh, Zombi is headed to retail in Europe


PC, PS4, Xbox One in January
Nov 17
// Jordan Devore
Ubisoft is bringing Zombi to retail in Europe on January 21, 2016. The horror game debuted on Wii U years ago as ZombiU, and only recently dropped the "U" for a digital-only release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Strange...
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The Legend of Legacy

Legend of Legacy travels to Europe February 5


But beware the grind
Oct 30
// Kyle MacGregor
The Legend of Legacy is coming to Europe on February 5, NIS America has announced. The role-playing game from FuRyu draws inspiration from Square Enix's SaGa series, following a collection of seven adventurers on a journey to...
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PS4 EU

The PS4 might be getting a price cut in the EU this week


By about 50 euros
Oct 19
// Joe Parlock
If you’re in North America or Japan, you’ve already enjoyed a pretty hefty price cut for the PS4. I’ve heard (from an admittedly not reliable source) that some towns in rural Oklahoma now build their houses ...
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Paper Jam Bros.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam bumped up in Europe


North America too, please?
Oct 15
// Jordan Devore
Nintendo has moved up the release date of Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam in Europe to fall closer in line with the Japanese launch. The 3DS role-playing game is now set to debut on December 4, 2015. In its announcement, Nintend...
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Club Nintendo

PSA: Club Nintendo Europe is closing today


End of an era
Sep 30
// Chris Carter
For whatever reason, Club Nintendo Europe survived the purge (ha, like the movie The Purge, get it Morty?) recently, and has clung to life until this week. As of today, the service will be discontinued. Now is the time where ...
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Disgaea

Europe has to wait an extra week for Disgaea 5


Last-minute delay
Sep 26
// Jordan Devore
NIS has passed along word that Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance won't reach Europe until October 19, 2015. This one-week delay stems from "unforeseen circumstances," according to a representative, and affects "all retailers in the European region, as well as the digital release." As for the North American launch, it's still on for October 6, 2015 as originally scheduled. Watch out for those bears!
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Story of Seasons

Nintendo publishing Story of Seasons in Europe


Better late than never
Sep 15
// Kyle MacGregor
Story of Seasons, the latest actual "Harvest Moon," is coming to Europe, courtesy of Nintendo. The platform holder just revealed plans to bring Marvelous' latest farming sim across the pond in Q1 2016, following the titl...
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Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Etrian Mystery Dungeon out now across Europe


Good lord, finally
Sep 12
// Kyle MacGregor
After an extended wait, Etrian Mystery Dungeon is now available in Europe, NIS has announced. The roguelike RPG launched in North America in April after debuting in Japan the previous month, and earned praise from Destructoid's reviews pope Chris Carter, who called the crossover "a match made in heaven" in his appraisal of the localized release. (Check out the full review here.)
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Club Nintendo

Remember Club Nintendo with this special coin


Earnable in Europe
Sep 03
// Jordan Devore
When I think of commemorative coins, I think of overpriced patriotic junk peddled during TV commercial breaks. Supplies are extremely limited. Call now! This is way better. It's a silver-plated Club Nintendo Goodbye Coin that...
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ATLUS

Persona 4: Dancing All Night launches in Europe this November


Not the worst delay, I suppose
Aug 22
// Kyle MacGregor
Persona 4: Dancing All Night is coming to Europe on November 6, NIS America has announced. As per usual (as far as Atlus goes), the PlayStation Vita-exclusive rhythm game's PAL version is launching a tad later than its North American counterpart, which debuts September 29.
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Bandai Namco

Bandai Namco might be localizing Tales of Link


Trademark filed in Europe
Aug 09
// Kyle MacGregor
As spotted by Gematsu, Bandai Namco filed a European trademark for Tales of Link last week. The free-to-play role-playing game launched on iOS and Android devices in early 2014, but only in the Japanese market. Given the publ...
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Electronic Arts

EA moves UK release dates to align with mainland Europe


24 hours early!
Aug 07
// Vikki Blake
Electronics Arts will align its UK release dates with the rest of Europe. This means that rather having to wait for the industry-standard of a Friday here on old Blighty, we'll be able to snag our PAL UK copies a whole day ea...
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Nintendo

Nintendo has sold 10 million Wii U consoles


Although I still don't have one
Jul 29
// Vikki Blake
Nintendo has sold over 10m Wii U consoles since its launch in November 2012. In today's financial report, Nintendo confirmed that while the 470,000 unit sales in April-June 2015 were lower than anticipated, it still (just abo...
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Legend of Legacy

Legend of Legacy published by NIS America in Europe


Winter (2016) is coming
Jul 28
// Josh Tolentino
Despite the "America" in the company name, it looks like NIS America is the publisher of choice when it comes to bringing Atlus games across the pond. That's certainly true for their latest announcement, the 3DS-bound RPG Leg...
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Red PS4

Blood red Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain PS4 up for pre-order


Exclusively through GAME in Britain
Jul 23
// Steven Hansen
That Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain special edition with the robot hand and the limited run blood red PlayStation 4 are up for pre-order through GAME, bundled any which way you want it. Unless you want it for North Amer...
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Stella Glow

Stella Glow coming to Europe spring 2016


Better late than never
Jul 10
// Kyle MacGregor
Stella Glow is coming to Europe next spring, NIS America has announced. The strategy role-playing game is the last effort from Japanese studio Imageepoch, which closed its doors back in May after filing for bankruptcy. Sega r...
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PlayStation 4

The PlayStation 4 has 70-90% of the EU's console market share


Shuhei Yoshida crowned King of Europe
Jul 01
// Joe Parlock
Oh how the tides have changed. This time last generation, Sony was really struggling to keep up with the Wii or the Xbox with the PlayStation 3. But look at it now! (Almost) world domination! VG247 has reported that the ...
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Yoshi's Woolly

Yoshi's Woolly World amiibo allocation hits a bump in France


'Stock destroyed'
Jun 22
// Chris Carter
With all of the poor handling of amiibo from Nintendo, you'd think it couldn't get any worse, but then things like this happen. Following on the heels of an entire shipment of Splatoon amiibo (and copies of the game) bei...
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Sweet

Venom Snake red limited PlayStation 4 console coming to Europe


Previously Asia exclusive
Jun 09
// Steven Hansen
If you missed my (spoiler-free) hands-on preview with the first 14 hours of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, go read that here. If you are in Europe, you may be pleased to know that the previously Asia-exclusive deep red...
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Killing Floor 2

Killing Floor 2's latest map is in... Switzerland?


No neutrality here, mate
May 27
// Joe Parlock
Early Access gore-'em-up Killing Floor 2 has received its latest update, adding the new Volter Manor map to the roster. Set on a cliff in Switzerland, Volter Manor really does look like something you’d find in an A...
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Eurovision

Six months later, Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign comes to Europe


Eurovision
May 22
// Steven Hansen
Things are going your way right now, Europe. That whole Eurovision thing is going on and you're finally getting Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign, which Chris totally loved when it came out in the US back in December.  Plus, you hav...
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ATLUS

Lost Dimension finds Europe on August 28


One month after North American launch
May 21
// Kyle MacGregor
Lancarse's Lost Dimension is coming to Europe on August 28, NIS America announced today. The tactical role-playing game debuted on PlayStation 3 and Vita in Japan last year and is on its way to North America on July 28, ...

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